Vern Yip

Vern YipOne room at a time, Vern Yip is designing his way across America, having knocked down walls and made over countless homes and restaurants during his four seasons on TLC's Trading Spaces and during his over ten years as one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers. 

Vern's past HGTV projects include four seasons of his own show titled Deserving Design with Vern Yip and two seasons as host and designer of HGTV Urban Oasis. His HGTV work also includes eight seasons of HGTV’s top-rated prime-time series HGTV Design Star and several seasons of Bang for Your Buck, where he served as the show’s host and design expert. Vern’s most recent HGTV project, Live in Vern’s House, chronicled the building of his dream beach home. Vern can also be seen on Delta Airlines flights across the globe where he is profiled for Delta’s exclusive on-air program On Creativity, showcasing the most creative minds in design and entertainment. 

Recognized on the street, in home improvement centers, and in public venues across America, Vern has been prominently featured in publications such as Entertainment Weekly, People, The New York Times, and USA Today. He is frequently seen on NBC's TODAY show, CNN, and Live! with Kelly. In addition to being a New York Times Bestselling Author, Vern is also a travel and design columnist for The Washington Post, a regular contributor to HGTV Magazine and just landed the October cover of Traditional Home. Vern’s first book, titled Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home just debuted, spending nearly a week as an Amazon #1 Bestseller and in the overall Amazon Top 15, and landing at #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list.
Vern appeared on the Main Stage Sponsored by Slumberland on:
Friday, January 27: 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 28: 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 28: 1:30 p.m.

Kayleen McCabe

Kayleen McCabeKayleen McCabe’s passion for the trades takes her from garages to global summits.  A licensed contractor and industry ambassador, she’s a sought-after speaker on trade education, career choices, America’s labor shortage, and women as skilled laborers – all marked by her trademark playfulness, candor, and informed wit.  The winner of DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition and longtime host of TV’s Rescue Renovation, Kayleen is committed to soliciting respect and visibility for trade vocations and workmanship.  Her non-profit, The McCabe Foundation, tightens America’s skills gap by encouraging young men and women alike to consider careers in this undervalued, unfilled sector.  Kayleen is a familiar face at industry events and in schools across the nation, and partners exclusively with respected partners including SkillsUSA and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).  When she’s not knocking down stereotypes or walls, Kayleen caters to a wide array of clients on custom construction projects ranging from pergolas and decks to furniture and custom storage. 

Kayleen appeared on the Main Stage Sponsored by Slumberland on:
Friday, January 27: 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 28: 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 29: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 29: 1:00 p.m.

Staci Matthews

Staci Matthews

Co-host of KS95’s #1 rated afternoon drive show,“Moon & Staci” weekdays 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Staci has been on-air with KS95 for 13+ years and during her time off, she and her husband love to travel the world as much as possible. When she is not busy with all of that, she spends time with her cat and dog.  She loves theatre and movies and is very active in the community – a strong supporter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and MS Twin Cities.  Upbeat music, plus Moon & Staci’s one-of-a-kind brand of entertainment bring something truly unique to Twin Cities’ afternoon radio. Listeners can play trivia games like “The Big Hairy Question” and “Smarter Than Staci.”  It’s all the fun of a morning show without needing to set an alarm clock!  Today’s Best Variety of music along with the fun that only Moon & Staci offer, make KS95 the Twin Cities’ #1 choice for the drive home.

Staci appeared at the show on Saturday, January 28 from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Barkitecture Feature. 

Alexis Thompson

Alexis Thompson

Co-host on the Jason and Alexis Show weekday mornings from 5:30am -9:00am on myTalk 107.1

Alexis has been at myTalk for 10 years -- in many roles from weekend producer to radio show host.  She loves being an Auntie, antiquing, zumba-ing, cheering on MN sport teams and spending time creating in her craft room and photography.  She shares her projects monthly on Twin Cities Live on Ch 5 KSTP TV.  She supports many non-profits including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, The Angel Foundation and Arc’s Value Village.
Alexis appeared at the show on Saturday, January 28 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the Barkitecture Feature.

Julie Ann Segal

Julie Ann Segal

Julie Ann Segal, Interior Designer and President of Metro Interiors, is renown for her deep commitment to providing clients with state of the art design. Always on the cutting edge, Julie Ann’s dynamic approach is to utilize all resources within reach.

Eclectic to classic, modern to traditional – there is nothing she and her team will not do to create that “wow factor” that has exceeded clients’ expectations for over two decades. A Certified Feng Shui consultant, Julie Ann infuses elements of this ancient art into all design endeavors, revealing environments rich in comfort, beauty, balance, and harmony.
For over 25 years, Julie Ann has enjoyed taking the stress out of making design changes. With her “Fun” Shui approach, she makes the design process simple and loveable. Listening to each client’s needs, she’s inspired in a unique way to choose colors, materials, fabrics, and art to create a new space. Trustworthy and dedicated, Julie Ann values relationships formed with clients and designs homes and businesses of their dreams.
Julie Ann appeared on the Main Stage Sponsored by Slumberland on:
Friday, Jan. 27th at 12:00pm
Saturday, Jan. 28th at 6:00pm